The CSIRO has appointed engineer Larry Marshall as the new CEO of the CSIRO, replacing Megan Clark.
Current CEO Megan Clark will step down in December.
CSIRO board chairman Simon McKeon welcomed Marshall to the position, stating “Marshall has an impeccable record as a scientist, a technology innovator and business leader”.
“His wealth of experience in developing and applying science and technology makes him an excellent fit.
"The Board is confident that Marshall will lead CSIRO in a manner which ensures that it continues to provide advice of the highest quality to Government as well as provide best practice collaboration with the private sector."
McKeon went on to thank Clark for her leadership of the CSIRO over the last six years.
“Clark leaves CSIRO with a legacy to be proud of, most notably for her long term commitment to the global competitiveness of Australian science through the establishment of research precincts; and to major knowledge infrastructure projects such as the new research vessel,” McKeon said.